Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Meso-structure – Property – Performance Relationships in Energetic Materials
Munitions Directorate, RW/Ordnance Division
||Eglin Air Force Base, FL 325426810
|Lindsay, C. Michael
The loading and performance requirements on energetic materials for Air Force applications are becoming increasingly severe. Understanding of the processing–structure–property–performance relationships, particularly at the mesoscale, is critical to enabling the design and use of energetic materials. Several research areas are required to develop this topic experimentally, theoretically, and computationally: non-shock and shock initiation and growth of reaction/detonation; microstructural quantification and analysis, particularly of damage; material design and formulation to enhance performance and insensitivity/survivability; and pressure-strain rate-temperature dependant material properties, namely of polymers, particulate composites, and energetic materials.
High strain rate; Mechanical properties; Polymers; Survivability; Energetic materials; Mesoscale; Initiation and growth;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.